The Atlas of MS relies on extensive collaboration and support from MS organisations, clinicians, researchers, people affected by MS and other experts from around the world

We are thankful to Atlas of MS working group and expert advisors, who have been instrumental in guiding the development of the project, including the questionnaire, analysis and reporting.

Working Groups

Name Country
María José Wuille-Bille Argentina
Andrew Giles Australia
Nora Kriauzaitė Belgium
Benjamin Davis Canada
Lasse Skovgaard Denmark
Anna-Lena Roper Germany
Renuka Malaker India
Aoife Kirwan Ireland
Prof. Mario Battaglia Italy
Magdalena Fac-Skhirtladze & Marta Szantroch Poland
Prof. Riadh Gouider Tunisia
Arwenna Davis UK
Dr. Tim Coetzee USA

Expert Advisors

Name Country
Prof. Ingrid van der Mei Australia
Prof. Ruth Ann Marrie Canada
Qihui Yang China
Roberto Rodriguez Dominican Republic
Nardos Amdework Fenta Ethiopia
Prof. Emmanuelle Leray France
Dr. Joanna Laurson-Doube Hong Kong
Renuka Malaker India
Prof. Kazuo Fujihara Japan
Prof. Bernard Uitdehaag Netherlands
Najia Chafai Morocco
Dominika Czarnota-Szalkowska Poland
Dr. Mona Alkhawajah Saudi Arabia
Prof. Neil Robertson UK
Dr. Nick La Rocca USA
Dr. Mitchell T Wallin USA

We are also thankful too..

The key MS International Federation staff who contributed to the Atlas project were:

Ceri Angood Napier, Paulina Arce Casillas, Peer Baneke, Zoe Burr, Sarah Dobson, Victoria Gilbert, Anne Helme, Abdelfatah Ibrahim, Rachel King, Nick Rijke, Luke Thomas and Clare Walton.

We would also like to thank our other expert stakeholders who helped improve and refine our messaging, including members of MSIF’s International Medical and Scientific Board (IMSB), and International Working Group on Access.

People affected by MS

We would especially like to thank the people affected by MS who shared their personal stories which helped provide context for the results and the human faces behind the numbers.

World Health Organization and the European MS Platform

MSIF extends its thanks to the World Health Organization and the European MS Platform (EMSP) for their contribution to the initial edition of the Atlas of MS.

McKing Consulting Corporation

We would also like to thank epidemiology and methods experts: Dr. Wendy Kaye and Dr. Lindsay Rechtman of McKing Consulting Corporation, in helping us administer the survey, conduct the analysis and in aiding our endeavours to improve the robustness and quality of the data.

Red Bullet and Osomi

We are also grateful to Red Bullet for the website/analytical tool and Osomi for the design of the logo, report and social media materials.

Country coordinators

We are most grateful to the following country coordinators and their colleagues for taking the time and effort to gather the information and data published across part 1 and part 2 of the Atlas:

Name Country
Prof. Jera Kruja Albania
Prof. Smail Daoudi, Mohand Ameziane Boutouche Algeria
Prof. Adriana Carrá, Dr. Gastón Imhoff, Johana Bauer, Dr. Ricardo Alonso,
Dr. Felisa Leguizamon, Dr. Fatima Pagani Cassará, Dr. Berenice Silva, Dr. Verónica Tkachuk, Dr. Celeste Curbelo
Argentina
Dr. Nune Yeghiazaryan Armenia
Andrew Giles, Prof. Ingrid van der Mei, Bea Beswick, Dr. Julia Morahan Australia
Ass. Prof. Fritz Leutmezer Austria
Prof. Nirmalendu Bikash Bhowmik Bangladesh
Art Taradeiko Belarus
Charles van der Straten Waillet Belgium
Prof. Juan Carlos Duran Quiroz Bolivia
Prof. Jasminka Đelilović – Vranić Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Farrah Mateen Bhutan
Prof. Jasminka Đelilović – Vranić Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Alice Estevo Dias, Prof. Guilherme Sciascia Olival Brazil
Prof. Kabore B Jean, Dr. Alassane Drave, Dr. Aziz Savadogo Burkina Faso
Dr. Prosper Masabarakiza, Dr. Jacques Ntiroranya, Dr. Gloriose Niyongere Burundi
Dr. Albertina Lima Cabo Verde
Dr. Gams Massi Daniel, Dr. Annick Mélanie Magnerou Cameroon
Prof. Helen Tremlett, Prof. Ruth Ann Marrie Canada
Dr. Yangatimbi Emmanuel, Pascal Mbelesso Central African Republic
Francisca Moreira G, Verónica Cruchet Muñoz Chile
Prof. Wei Qiu, Wenjing Luo, Xiaonan Zhong, Chunxin Liu, Jingqi Wang, Cong Li China
Dr. Diakite Ismaila, Yapo Constance, Bony Kotchy Elisee Cote d’Ivoire
Tanja Malbaša Croatia
Margarita Ruiz Peraza Cuba
Prof. Marios Pantzaris Cyprus
Ass. Prof. Dana Horakova, Jana Vojackova, Jiri Drahota Czech Republic
Prof. Melinda Magyari Denmark
Dr. Moulid Ali Maidal Djibouti
Dr. Raul Comme Debroth, Dr. Deyanira Ramirez, Dr. Blanca Hernandez,
Dr. Biani Santos, Dr. Awilda Candelario, Dr. Armando Guirado
Dominican Republic
Dr. Correa Diaz Edgar Patricio, Dr. Jacome Sanchez Elisa Carolina,
Dr. Ortiz Yepez Maria Angelica , Dr. Torres Herran Germaine Eleanor,
Dr. Barrera Madera Raul
Ecuador
Prof. Nevin M Shalaby Egypt
Coordinator wished to remain anonymous Estonia
Ass. Prof. Biniyam Alemayehu Ayele, Dr. Yared Zenebe Zewde Ethiopia
Prof. Juhani Ruutiainen, Prof. Merja Soilu-Hänninen, Matias Viitala Finland
Ass. Prof. Céline Louapre France
Prof. Maia Beridze, Dr. Natia Merlani, Giorgi Chikvanaia, Prof. Nana Tatishvili,
Ass. Prof. Sopia Bakhtadze
Georgia
Prof. Peter Flachenecker, Prof. Ingo Kleiter, Prof. Christoph Heesen, Prof. Kerstin Hellwig Germany
Dr. Albert K Akpalu, Dr. Patrick Adjei, Dr. Stephen Sarfo, Dr. Kodwo Nkromah Ghana
Dimitra Kalogianni, Eva Ioannidou, Kostas Mihalakis, Prof. Anastasios Orologas, Dr. Konstantinos Notas Greece
Freddy Girón Guatemala
Dr. Jude Hassan Charles Haiti
Dr. N. Eunice Ramírez Sánchez Honduras
Dr. Richard Li Hong Kong
Ass. Prof. Cecilia Rajda, Prof. Samuel Komoly Hungary
Coordinator wished to remain anonymous Iceland
Prof. Kameshwar Prasad India
Dr. Riwanti Estiasari, Dr. Hendro Birowo, Dr. Sucipto, Arthur H.P. Mawuntu,
Dr. Mohammad Kurniawan, Dr. Henry Riyanto Sofyan, Dr. Reyhan Eddy Yunus,
Indonesia
Dr. Reza HabibiSaravi, Ass. Prof. Hamed Cheraghmakani, Ass. Prof. Mahmud Abedini, Fariba Ghasemihamedani, Ass. Prof. SM Baghbanian, Prof. Mohammad Ali Sahraian Iran, Islamic Republic of
Prof. Hayder K. Hassoun, Prof. Akram Al Mahadawi, Dr. Sara Mahmod,
Dr. Amanj Jamal Khidhir, Dr. Nawfal Shaheed Madhi
Iraq
Aoife Kirwan Ireland
Dr. Daniel Golan, Dr. Idit Lavi, Chen Segman, Nuriel Burak, Merzon Eugene, Green Ilan, Dr. Ron Milo, Prof. Dimitrios Karussis Israel
Prof. Mario Alberto Battaglia, Prof. Gianluigi Mancardi Italy
Ass. Prof. Noriko Isobe, Prof. Kazuo Fujihara Japan
Dr. Dilraj Singh Sokhi Kenya
Ass. Prof. Kamber Zeqiraj, Ema Zeqiraj, Valon Kryeziu Kosovo
Dr. Raed Alroughani, Dr. Samar Ahmed Kuwait
Dr. Kunduz Karbozova, Dr.Dzhaparalieva Nurzhan Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Southanalinh Keovilayhong, Dr. Ketmany Phetsiriseng,
Dr. Somchit Vorachit, Dr. Saysavath Keosodsay,
Dathsada Souvanhnalath, Thatsaphone Keophanthouvong,
Chanthaoloth Southivongnolath
Lao, People’s Democratic Republic of
Dr. Jolanta Kalnina Latvia
Dr. Bassem I Yamout, Dr. Maya Zeineddine Lebanon
Dr. Souad Ahmad Zoubi Libya
Prof. Rasa Kizlaitiene Lithuania
Coordinator wished to remain anonymous Luxembourg
Dr. Yohane Gadama Malawi
Dr. Shanthi Viswanathan Malaysia
Dr. Josanne Aquilina Malta
Dr. Verónica Rivas-Alonso, Prof. Jose Flores-Rivera, Dr. Brenda Bertado Cortes, Dr. Juan José López Prieto Mexico
Prof. Vitalie Lisnic, Dr. Olesea Odainic Moldova, Republic of
Dr. Jevto Erakovic, Dr. Ljiljana Radulovic, Dr. Slavisa Perunicic, Dr. Dragica Milikic, Dr. Balsa Vujovic, Dr. Mladen Debeljevic, Dr. Sandra Vujovic,
Dr. Sanja Gluscevic
Montenegro
Nisrine Ameur, Najia Chafai, Najoua El Abkari, Bouchra Ghannaj, Mohamed Berkaoui, Dr. Aicha Lemtouni, Noura Mokhlis, Mounia Ouachani,
Fatima Zohra Adnasse
Morocco
Ass. Prof. Ohnmar, Dr. Htet Htet Lin, Khine Yee Mon,
Dr. Kyawt Oo Kay Thi Htay, Chaw Su Hlaing
Myanmar
Coordinator wished to remain anonymous Namibia
Dr. Raju Paudel Nepal
Dr. Rinze F. Neuteboom, Prof. Joep Killestein Netherlands
Dr. Deborah F Mason, Dr. Ernest Willoughby New Zealand
Dr. Jorge Alberto Martínez Cerrato, Dr. Luis Garcia Valle,
Dr. José Giroud Benitez
Nicaragua
Dr. Sidibe H. , Dr. Assadeck Hamid Niger
Coordinator wished to remain anonymous Nigeria
Ass. Prof. Igor Kuzmanovski, Dr. Bojan Boshkovski,
Dr. Tatjana Petkovska Boshkova, Ass. Prof. Ivan Barbov
North Macedonia
Dr. Abdullah Al-Asmi Oman
Prof. Mohammad Wasay, Dr Haris Majid Pakistan
Dr. Taleb El-Debas Palestinian Authority
Dr. Fernando Gracia, Dr. Blas Armien Panama
Prof. Fernando Hamuy Diaz de Bedoya, Dr. Cynthia Verónica Fleitas Cabrera, Dr. Margarita Paredes, Dr. Belen Nacimiento Paraguay
Dr. Darwin Vizcarra-Escobar, Dr. Edgar Rojas-Huerto, Dr. Rosario Josefina Fabián-Quillama,
Dr. Valeria Desiree Parra-Payano, Dr. Luis Miguel Milla-Vera, Ana Chereque,
Dr. Tito Navarro Romero, Dr. Carlos Castañeda Barba
Peru
Prof. Waldemar Brola, Prof. Monika Adamczyk-Sowa Poland
Prof. Ana Martins da Silva Portugal
Dr. Angel R. Chinea, Dr. Ivonne Vicente, Astrid Diaz, Lourdes Fernandez, Carlos Rios-Bedoya, Cristina Rubi, Javier Chapa, Jose Rojas Puerto Rico
Coordinator wished to remain anonymous Qatar
Prof. Ovidiu Alexandru Bajenaru. Ass. Prof. Cristina Tiu,
Prof. Dafin Fior Muresanu
Romania
Prof. Alexey Boyko Russian Federation
Dr. Susanna Guttmann San Marino
Prof. Mohammed Al Jumah Saudi Arabia
Prof. Tatjana Pekmezovic, Prof. Jelena Drulovic Serbia
Ass. Prof. Kevin Tan, Ass. Prof. Terrence Thomas, Ass. Prof. Simon Robert Ling, Dr. Derek Soon Tuck Loong, Dr. Amy Quek May Lin, Dr. Furene Wang Sijia, Dr. Yong Kok Pin Singapore
Dr. Beatrika Končan Vračko Slovenia
Dr. Dominic Giampaolo South Africa
Dr. Alfredo Rodriguez Antigüedad, Pedro Carrascal Spain
Dr. Bimsara Senanayake Sri Lanka
Dr. Mohammed Gasm Elseed Mohammed Elmahal, Dr. Eetidal Ahmed Sudan
Kelsi Alexandra Smith, Prof. Jan Hillert, Prof Scott Montgomery, Peter Alping, Leszek Stawiarz, Prof. Fredrik Piehl Sweden
Dr. Viktor von Wyl, Marco Kaufmann, PD Dr. med Christian Philipp Kamm,
Dr. Zina-Mary Manjaly
Switzerland
Dr. Bassim Haik, Prof. Anas Jouhar Syrian Arab Republic
Dr. Chih- Chao Yang Taiwan
Dr. Sasitorn Siritho Thailand
Coordinator wished to remain anonymous Timor-Leste
Prof. Komi Assogba, Dr. Kossivi Apetse, Koffi AA Balogou, Mofou Belo, Togo
Prof. Riadh Gouider, Ass. Prof. Saloua Mrabet, Prof. Chokri Mhiri Tunisia
Dr. Melih Tutuncu, Ass. Prof. Serkan Demir, Prof. Aksel Siva,
Prof. Hüsnü Efendi, Prof. Rana Karabudak,
Ass. Prof. Haluk Gümüş, Dr. Tuncay Gündüz,
Dr. Cihat Uzunköprü, Dr. Sedat Şen
Turkey
Dr. Olga Shulga, Prof. Tamara Mishchenko, Dr. Oksana Zheshko Ukraine
Prof. Jihad Inshasi United Arab Emirates
Prof. NP Robertson, Arwenna Davis, Fredi Cavander-Attwood, Georgina Carr, Jonathan Blades United Kingdom
Dr. Nicholas G. LaRocca, Dr. Mitchell Wallin, Prof. Ruth Ann Marrie,
Dr. Annette M. Langer-Gould, Dr. Timothy Coetzee, Kathleen Costello,
Julie Fiol, Cynthia Tehan, Prof. Aaron Miller, Prof. Nancy Sicotte,
Ass. Prof. Andrew Solomon
United States of America
Prof. Carlos N. Ketzoian, Prof. Carlos Oehninger, Dr. Valeria Rocha Uruguay
Dr. Miguel Ángel Romero C. , Dr. Geraldine Orozco Escobar Venezuela
Giyab Ali Abdullah Al-Ghalabi Yemen
Dr. Deanna Saylor Zambia

 

Additional Country coordinators and collaborators

We would also like to thank those coordinators who provided data but who wished to remain anonymous.

Sponsors

MSIF would like to thank the following MS organisations and companies for making the 3rd edition of the Atlas of MS possible through their generous financial support: the National MS Society (NMSS – US), the MS society (UK), the Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla (AISM/FISM – Italy), the Vanneau Trust, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck, Novartis, Roche and Sanofi Genzyme.

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